1. Jackson, Rundgren Team For Spring Tour

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Veteran artists Joe Jackson and Todd Rundgren will launch a U.S. tour April 13 in Melbourne, Fla. Veteran artists Joe Jackson and Todd Rundgren will launch a U.S. tour April 13 in Melbourne, Fla. The trek will take the pair across the country through a May 21 finale in Redwood City, Calif.…

  2. Hot 100 Still In 'Love' With Mario

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST For the ninth week in a row, Mario's "Let Me Love You" sits atop Billboard's Hot 100. This year's Valentine's Day anthem is also No. 1 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and Hot 1 For the ninth week in a row, Mario's single "…

  3. House Approves Higher Indecency Fines

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST In an overwhleming bipartisan show of support for tougher indecency penalties, the House of Representatives today (Feb. 16) passed a modified Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act, by a vote of 389-38. In an overwhleming bipartisan show of support for tougher indecency penalties, the House of…

  4. B&E: Tyler Hilton

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Tyler Hilton. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. A whirlwind of recent television exposure swirls rumpled singer/songwriter Tyler…

  5. Billboard Bits: Garth Brooks, Carly Simon, Napster

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Garth Brooks, Carly Simon, Napster Garth Brooks' appearance Saturday at fundraiser in Fort Worth, Texas, reportedly helped raise more than $2 million for a local hospital. Brooks performed with pals Steve Wariner, Stephanie Davis and Dan Roberts, who had organized the $1,000-a…

  6. Star-Packed Performances Power Grammys

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST As has become tradition, the CBS broadcast of the Grammy Awards ceremony was more about performances than awards. Of the 107 Grammys handed out, only 11 were presented during last night's (Feb. 13) th As has become tradition, the CBS broadcast of the Grammy Awards ceremony was more about…

  7. This Day in Music

    February 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Two sons of the late reggae star Bob Marley are arrested in North Florida after officers find marijuana in their car. Julian and Stephen Marley, also reggae musicians are released on $50 2002 - Two sons of the late reggae star Bob Marley are arrested in North Florida…

  8. Billboard Bits: Hydra, Fantomas, Rascal Flatts

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Hydra, Fantomas, Rascal Flatts Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart and noted jam band Particle have teamed up to create Hydra and will launch a U.S. tour April 7 in Santa Cruz. "Hydra is about extreme music," Hart says. "Extreme music for extreme people. I need it!"…

  9. Game Back On As 'Documentary' Rebounds To No. 1

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fans are still clamoring for the Game, prompting the return of his Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope debut "The Documentary" to No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Despite a 28% slide, sales of 190,000 U.S. copies, Fans are still clamoring for the Game, prompting the return of his Aftermath/G…

  10. Billboard Bits: Flaming Lips, Scissor Sisters, 'Reunion'

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Flaming Lips, Scissor Sisters, 'High School Reunion' The Flaming Lips are the focus of the documentary "The Fearless Freaks," which Shout! Factory will release May 17 on DVD. Directed by longtime Lips colleague Bradley Beesley, the film draws from 15 years and 400…

  11. TunesOnTV

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 7-13, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, FEB. 7 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Ashanti (also scheduled: Leah Remini). "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Tina Turner …

  12. This Day in Music

    February 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>To commemorate the first anniversary of rapper Big Pun's death, a mural is painted in the Bronx section of New York by graffiti artists Tats Crew. The mural replaces one painted the year 2001 - To commemorate the first anniversary of rapper Big Pun's death,…

  13. Perry Preps First Solo Album In 21 Years

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST The long-awaited solo album from Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry will see the light of day in the spring. The long-awaited solo album from Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry will see the light of day in the spring. The self-titled set, due May 3 via Columbia, boasts 11 original songs (including two…

  14. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Internet leaks of the new Janet Jackson track "Just a Little While" spur Virgin Records to digitally deliver the cut to U.S. radio outlets. The Dallas Austin-produced song, a mid-tempo n 2004 - Internet leaks of the new Janet Jackson track "Just a…

  15. Billboard Bits: CMT Awards, AIC, C-Murder, Osbourne

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on CMT Awards, AIC, C-Murder, Kelly Osbourne Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson are the first performers confirmed for the 2005 CMT Music Awards. Set for April 11 at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center, the two-hour event will be hosted by comedian…

  16. Lopez Gearing Up For March 'Rebirth'

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Lopez's new album, "Rebirth," will be released simultaneously as a standard CD and a DualDisc on March 1 via Epic. The latter edition will feature the audio portion on one side and a DVD on t Jennifer Lopez's new album , "Rebirth," will be released…

  17. Lynne 'Suits' Up For New Disc

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST With the help of a Wallflower, a Heartbreaker and others, Shelby Lynne has finished a new album targeted for a spring release. With the help of a Wallflower, a Heartbreaker and others, Shelby Lynne has finished a new album targeted for a spring release. The singer/songwriter created initial…

  18. Snoop Dogg, Disney Sued Over Alleged Rape

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST A celebrity makeup artist has filed a $25 million lawsuit against Snoop Dogg, alleging he and several men in his entourage drugged and raped her two years ago. A celebrity makeup artist has filed a $25 million lawsuit against Snoop Dogg, alleging he and several men in his entourage drugged…

  19. 06TunesOnTV

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JAN. 31 "Making the Video," MTV2 Featured Artist: 50 Cent ("Candy Shop"). "The Bachelorette," ABC Featured Artist: Peter Cincotti. "The Late Show With…

  20. Coldplay, Nine Inch Nails To Headline Coachella

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Coldplay and Nine Inch Nails will headline the sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 30-May 1 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. The fest will also feature reunion Coldplay and Nine Inch Nails will headline the sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts…

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